Join an exclusive, life-long learning community of ambitious SME owners – and get practical, robust insights that will help your business professionalise and grow. The Excellence Lab is a confidential, informal forum where members share personal and professional experiences. Each session is led and moderated by experts, including Vlerick faculty and seasoned entrepreneurs – And we work with you to co-create the agenda.
The Excellence Lab is offered to entrepreneurs who’ve participated in a long-term programme at Vlerick. We carefully select each peer group to make sure all members have a powerful learning experience. Each programme edition lasts for two years.
Growing a business comes with many challenges. But the Excellence Lab is here to help you accelerate and professionalise your organisation and achieve your ambitions. You’ll gain practical insights into the critical success factors for business growth – and at the same time, become an even better leader.
This six-day programme has two tracks:
This programme is co-created with our members – so the detail may vary.
The Insight track contains five modules:
Module 1: Growth scan
Module 2: Building resilience at the workplace
Module 3: Board room sessions*
*This is part of V-Entrepreneurs – Vlerick’s broader entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Module 4: Strategic (re)analysis and implementation – with your management team
Module 5: Building an effective reporting system – including dashboard design
This is designed to help you put theory into practice. After each Insight module, you’ll take part in an interactive Q&A call. First you’ll hear from an owner-entrepreneur about their biggest mistake and biggest achievement (related to the module topic). Then you’ll join your peers in a breakout room to share challenges and get valuable feedback.
At the beginning and end of the programme, you’ll use Vlerick’s 360° growth scan – and take part in individual coaching – so you can track your progress and get a clear understanding of where you can improve.